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Even in supposedly liberal circles, homophobia and racism are still quite acceptable in France

9 June 2018

9:00 AM

9 June 2018

9:00 AM

After an absence of 30 years, Didier Eribon, professor of sociology at the University of Amiens, returned to the seedy outskirts of Reims, where he had grown up in the 1950s and 1960s. His ‘stupid and violent’ father, a factory worker who drank, went fishing, shouted at the television and beat his wife, had finally died in a home for Alzheimer’s patients.

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